ClassWeb Settings
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Introduction
The Navigation menu (the icon with three stacked lines on the left side of the top navigation bar) includes a Settings link. The page that is returned will look differently depending on whether you are logged into your account as read-only (this includes any of the auto-login methods) or as the account administrator.

Read-only users will see this menu:

Account administrators will see this menu:


Read-only Users
Read-only users have two menu options:

Account Settings
This page displays the current option settings for your account. These have been set by your account administrator. Please contact them if you would like any of these values to be changed.

Session Information
This page displays certain information about your internet connection and web browser. The IP address field is helpful when auto-login by IP address is not working or if you want to add this feature to your account.


Account Administrators
Account Administrators have the following menu options:

Account Settings
This page displays the current option settings for your account. These have been set by your account administrator. See below for more information on how to Modify Account Settings.

Request Log
This page displays all requests made from this account for a particular date. Input the date as YYYYMMDD (a four digit year, two digit month and two digit day) and press Enter. All time periods start and end at midnight, U.S. Eastern Time.

Login Requests
This page displays all login requests made to this account for a particular date. Input the date as YYYYMMDD (a four digit year, two digit month and two digit day) and press Enter. All time periods start and end at midnight, U.S. Eastern Time.

Usage Statistics
This page provides usage statistics for your account. Choose a time period from the drop-down list to run the report. All time periods use U.S. Eastern Time and all averages use the number of days your account was actually used.

Session Information
This page displays certain information about your internet connection and web browser. The IP address field is helpful when auto-login by IP address is not working or if you want to add this feature to your account.


Modify Account Settings
In order to view and modify all of your account settings, click on the Navigation menu in the upper-left corner of the ClassWeb display and select Settings and then Account Settings. You must be logged-in using your administrative password, which means you cannot use auto-login unless you just want to dispaly a summary of your choices.

The following page will be displayed:

The Settings page is arranged as a set of tabs. Click on a particular tab heading to display its content. Each tab is described in the following sections.

After you have made all of your changes, click on the Save button in the top right corner of this page. You can leave this page at any time without saving your changes by navigating to a different web page.

The Settings page is also used to renew your subscription using a credit or debit card, PayPay or Amazon Pay when there is less than three months left in your subscription. This is the fastest and most secure way to renew.


Options Tab

Records per Page
This controls the number of records that are returned with each page requested from the server. You can override this setting on individual screens on a case-by-case basis.

Classification Browser
The classification browser has three different styles of display: standard, enhanced and hierarchy. The standard version displays the classification data in the same manner as the print product (classification numbers are not calculated for you when you apply a table). The enhanced version automatically calculates classification numbers when you apply a table. The hierarchy browser displays the classification data one level at a time and automatically applies tables as necessary and also calculates classification numbers. Additional documentation on browser types is available.

Subject Heading Subdivisions
The access points for "Subject heading" and "Free-floating subdivision" can include multiple subdivisions. Normally, when you are searching for a subject heading or a free-floating subdivision with one or more subdivisions, you must include double dashes between each subdivision in order to locate the appropriate subject record. The subject heading search screen includes a check-box "Search for subject headings without requiring double dashes between subdivisions". When this is checked, your search terms can omit the double dashes. Additional documentation on using double dashes to locate subject headings is available.

If you check this box, you will not have to input double dashes when searching for headings and free-floating subdivisions that contain subdivisions unless you override this selection on the LC subject heading search screen.

Subject Heading Summary List
If you check this box, the subject heading screen will start with a summary list of index headings instead of a full subject display. By starting with a summary list, you can scan the screen for the item you are interested in and click on that link to display its full listing. You can override this selection on the subject heading search screen.

LC Subject Heading Validation Records
By checking this box the LC subject heading screen will include validation records when searching and displaying LC subject headings. Validation records are subject heading authority records that were created solely for the purpose of allowing for machine validation of commonly used subject strings consisting of authorized headings combined with free-floating subdivisions. For more information, please see the CDS announcement on this topic. You can override this selection on the LC subject heading search screen.

Dewey Correlations
If you check this box, additional links will be displayed throughout the system that perform correlations between Dewey decimal numbers and either LC classification numbers or subject headings.

Desktop Links
If you check this box, links for related instruction sheets will be displayed for subject headings that have 072 (subject category) fields. These links will display related material in Cataloger's Desktop in a separate tab. For information on subscribing to Cataloger's Desktop, please see here.


OPACs Tab

Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) Links
There are places in this system where classification numbers can be linked to bibliographic records in online catalogs. When you click on a bibliographic link, you will either be taken directly to the OPAC of your choice (if you choose only one OPAC here) or to a list of OPACs. You may choose one or more of the pre-defined OPACs from this list, as well as create a link to a local OPAC in the next section.

These are a list of pre-defined, publicly accessible OPACs. If you select All, the system will always display the most current list of OPACs. If you don't want to use this feature at all, uncheck all boxes.

Local OPAC Link
In order to link to bibliographic records in your local OPAC, the OPAC must be able to perform a classification number search using just a URL. When making links to your system, ClassWeb creates a URL by taking the URL prefix you provide and appending the classification number and any URL suffix you have specified. At a minimum, you must enter a library name and a URL prefix to use this feature. The URL suffix is optional (it depends on your OPAC). Additional documentation is available to assist you in inputting these values.


Account Tab
Fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are required.

Login name
This is the name you use to log into your account. If you want to change your login name, please contact customer service.

Customer number
This is your Library of Congress customer number. You cannot change this field.

Contact person
This is the primary contact person for your account.

Institution
This is the name of your institution.

Mailing address
This is the mailing address of the primary contact for your account. Use separate lines so the address looks like it should on an envelope.

Country
This is the your country name if not USA.

Phone number
This is the phone number for the primary contact person for your account.

Fax number
This is an optional fax number for your account.

Email addresses
This is probably the most important field in your account. Subscription renewals are sent via email, so it is crucial that there is at least one working email address associated with your account. Please keep this list up-to-date to insure you are notified when your account is expiring and requires renewal.

Input one email address per line.

Important: Any of the email addresses listed above can be used to reset the administrative password to this account.
Do not include users who should not have administrative access to your account.


Login Tab
This tab controls read-only access to your account. You cannot change the administrative password here — that must be done on the login page.

Read-only Password
In addition to the administrative password for your account, you may set up a read-only password. If you log in to your account with the read-only password, you will not be able modify your account preferences, edit or create local notes or make proposals. The read-only password can be given to users at your institution who should not be making these types of changes. It is not necessary to create a read-only password if your account is configured to use automatic login by IP address (see next section) because access via automatic login is always read-only.

Passwords must not contain repeating characters, and must use three of the following character types: a-z (lower case), A-Z (upper case), 0-9 (digits) and everything else (special characters) and may not be the same as any other passwords in your accout.

Editor's Password
Users who log into your account with the editor's password will have the ability to create and edit local notes and make proposals. However, they will not be able to modify your account preferences.

Passwords must not contain repeating characters, and must use three of the following character types: a-z (lower case), A-Z (upper case), 0-9 (digits) and everything else (special characters) and may not be the same as any other passwords in your accout.

Automatic Login by IP Address
You can configure Classification Web so that any access from a particular IP (Internet Protocol) address or range of addresses will automatically log that computer into your account as a read-only user (you don't need to set a read-only password in your account to use this feature.

In order to do this, input a separate IP or network address in each of the fields provided below. If you need additional entry fields, save your settings and click on the Settings menu link again. Additional documentation is available on how to use this feature.

You can check the IP address you are currently using via the ClassWeb diagnostics page.

Automatic Login by Registered Computers
In addition to automatic login by IP address, you can also configure your account so that individual computers can be registered to automatically login for read-only access. This is useful for institutions that don\'t have static IP addresses and for situations where computers are being used outside of your usual network (i.e. off site).

First, to enable this feature, you must check the Enable automatic login by registered computers box and save your changes by clicking on the Save button at the top of this page. This will create a unique registration number that will identify your account.

Next, for any computer you want to register, use that computer to log into ClassWeb, making sure you have checked the box "Register this computer for auto-login" on the login screen. This will store your account's unique registration number as a permanent cookie on that computer and will allow that computer to login automatically via the Auto Login Menu in the future.

You can disable this feature at any time by unchecking the box above and then clicking on the Save button. This will prevent any registered computers from logging into your account automatically -- they will need a password. The next time you enable this feature, a new registration number will be created to identify your account. All previously registered computers will need to register again to receive the new number.

Secure Messages
This field provides a secure area to transfer sensitive information between end-users and ClassWeb staff. This data is encrypted when stored our server.


Subscription Tab
Whenever your subscription has less than ninety days left before it expires, you will be able to renew it using a credit or debit card, PayPal or Amazon Pay directly from this page.

Renew subscription
Look for the Renew subscription button which will be displayed immediately after your expiration date when your subscription is expiring. This button will not be displayed until you have less than ninety days left in your subscription.

Print invoice
The Print invoice button will send a PDF invoice directly to your comptuer. If there are more than nine months left in your subscription, the invoice will be for the current subscription year. If there are less than three months left, the invoice will be for your renewal. You can specify a purchase order number to display on the invoice and, if there are less than ninety days left in your subscription, you can select a different number of concurrent users for your renewal term.

Stop renewal notices
By checking the Stop renewal notices box you will stop receiving email reminders to renew this year's subscription. When your subscription is renewed, this box will be reset and reminders will begin again three months before the subscription expires.

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